I originally found this series due to a free short story audible had, enjoying that I looked further. while this book may have been listened to out of order by me, if didn't matter. The story draws you in with daring adventure, sarcastic conversations and amazing characters. The author was 5 star all the way. He really got into the story himself it seemed which helped bring it to life. He went beyond simple narrations and voice overs. giving depth and emotions to the characters not to mention the added sound effects which I thought just added more to it, you start hearing it yourself, the beating hooves of horses or the beating of wings through the air.
I encourage everyone to listen!
There's a heavy influence of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser with this series, and I mean that in a good way. Not clones, but if you know that legendary pair of rogues, you'll pick up on it quick enough.
Anyway, damn good book. Get it already. Now, if you'd kindly...
I did struggle to finish this one. it is a very unoriginal, with the usual roles played by elves dwarves etc. it is also highly gender stereotyped and fails the literary equivalent of the Bechtel test.
Exceptional story telling both written and verbal! The story unfolds in unexpected twists, surprises and humor. The characters are very realistic with shadow and light. The ending is unsatisfactory. However, it sets one up for the next book. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story.
this story is better than the shannara chronicles. I highly recommend this title. this is worth a listen.